Sri Lanka Central Province Dambulla

Dambulla Royal Cave Temple and Golden Temple

A UNESCO World Heritage site in Sri Lanka, known for its ancient Buddhist mural paintings and sculptures inside a complex of five caves.
  • Kandy - Jaffna Highway
  • 0662 283 605

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Dambulla Royal Cave Temple and Golden Temple are two World Heritage Sites located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. The Dambulla Royal Cave Temple contains over 150 Buddha statues and murals dating back to the 1st century BC, while the Golden Temple houses a 30-foot-tall gold-plated Buddha statue. Both sites offer visitors a unique glimpse into Sri Lanka's rich cultural history and are considered essential stops for any Asia-based traveler with an interest in exploring ancient religious traditions.

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Dambulla Royal Cave Temple and Golden Temple Guides

  • World Heritage Sites in Asia

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Across the vast, diverse continent of Asia, there are seemingly endless World Heritage Sites to explore. Visit the sparse atomic bomb dome in Hiroshima, or walk for hours along the towering Great Wall of China. From sprawling rustic temple grounds to ancient statues of civilizations past- here is a collection of some of the prominent World Heritage Sites in Asia.